Settlement – $275,000.00 Minor Pedestrian/Auto Accident

4-wheel ATV accidentThe minor Plaintiff, 13, was operating 4 wheel ATV at his friends house in Rhode island, when he was struck, severely fracturing his ankle, by an oncoming vehicle as he entered the roadway. The plaintiff alleges that he was not paying attention as he was attempting to avoid being hit by snowballs being thrown at him by one of the other teenagers present on the site. Read More…

Jury Verdict: $100,000.00 Dog Bite

Jury Verdict Dog BiteBristol Superior Court: After a three day Trial in the New Bedford Superior Court, a jury rendered a $100,000.00 verdict for the Plaintiff who was represented by Attorney Sharon Sybel from Brian Cunha & Associates, against the owner of a pit bull whose dog caused serious injuries to the Plaintiff. Read More…

$500,000 Verdict Against State of RI

Veteran in Nursing Home$500,000.00 Jury Verdict Awarded Today to LPN Injured at R.I. Veterans Nursing Home

PROVIDENCE: After a week-long trial, a six-person jury sitting in the Providence Superior Court today rendered a $500,000.00 verdict against the State of Rhode Island in favor of Victoria Roach of Newport, who was injured in 2008 at the R.I. Veterans Home in Bristol. Read More…

10 Plaintiffs File Rabies Lawsuit against the Owner of Gray's Ice Cream

Rabies Lawsuit Grays Ice CreamA lawsuit was filed yesterday in Rhode Island Superior Court in Newport on behalf of ten people, eight of whom are children, who faced possible exposure to rabies after having contact with a calf at Tiverton Four Corners last July.

The case generated considerable attention at the time. The calf, named Oreo, had bitten a Massachusetts man on July 15. The calf died on July 21, but the town did not notify state officials until July 24, too late to make a definitive determination about the cause of death. Read More…

In Court, always tell the truth or else: "Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive"

In court tell the truthNo witness takes an oath simply to tell the truth. The oath at the beginning of testimony is to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

Like many things in our normal lives, we tend to blur it all together into one image. But like many things in the precise and artificial world of being a witness, we need to examine the entire statement and make sure that we understand and consider all three parts. There are, after all, three parts to the oath for good reason. In this column, we will examine the first. Read More…